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Ariz. Detention Officer Killed at Home

August 08, 2013  | 

A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's detention officer has succumbed to wounds suffered when he was shot at his west Phoenix home while getting ready for work.

Officer Jorge Vargas was fatally shot at about 4:30 a.m. near Lower Buckeye Road and 91st Avenue. He was wearing part of a uniform and went out to get his pickup truck started, reports the Arizona Republic.

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating the shooting. The officer worked in the agency's jail food factory unit. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association offered "our thoughts and prayers" to the family, friends and colleagues of Vargas.

Tags: Off-Duty Incidents, Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff, Jail Management


Comments (6)

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Sgt. Mike @ 8/8/2013 7:29 PM

Be vigilant boys and girls. The bad guys ARE out to get us.

Janet @ 8/9/2013 7:03 AM

My prayers and deepest sympathy for the Vargas Family.

Trigger @ 8/9/2013 8:48 AM

Brother Jorge may the Good Lord hold you and your family close. Thank you for your service.

TERRY F. ZECH(RET) VAPD @ 8/9/2013 10:35 AM

My sincere condolences to your family and to your department Ofc VArgas. Rest in peace brother and Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

Dominic J. Rodriguez @ 8/11/2013 11:53 PM

May the good Lord send down extra guardian angels to comfort and console your family as you enter the gates of heaven. Rest peacefully.

Paul Barone @ 8/15/2013 11:20 PM

A heavy heart we all have who serve for the cause of justice! Rest in Peace Brother.

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